Study to Show Yourself Approved
by Sister Jamie
As I came into this walk, I realized how passive I had been when learning about my Heavenly Father. I had allowed people to tell me what was in the Scriptures instead of reading the Word for myself. I needed know what the Father had written in it for me. The Father baraked me with a passion to read and understand His Word that I cannot explain. He led me to be intentional with my studies.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
As I started to read the Word more intentionally, I was looking for tools to hold me accountable. I was looking for a way to measure my progress as I was reading. At one point, someone had asked me if I had read the whole Bible. The answer to that was no. I had read many scriptures, chapters, and even full books over the years, but I could not answer someone to say whether I had read the whole Bible or not.
So I started looking for a tool that would help me stay on track to make sure I knew what was in the Scriptures. I was looking for a tool that would ensure that I didn’t overlook certain books and hold me accountable. I wanted to be able to say I had read the entire Bible many times over some day. This is one of the tools I found.
Scripture Reading Checklist
The Scripture Reading Checklist, pictured below, is the tool I found and tweaked to meet this need. I loved coloring as a child, so I have a nice set of colored pencils and I use them to color each chapter as I finish it.
You can color in the squares, mark them with an X or a checkmark. Any way that works for you.
I also write down verses or chapters that I want to remember on this sheet as well in the margins.
How do I use this tool?
This tool is a PDF that can be printed out. It works best when you print “2-sided” on a single sheet of paper. Then you can fold it like a book. Fold it on the dotted line pictured below. You will also see the front and back illustrated. I keep it in my Bible as a bookmark to mark where I am reading.
Where do I find this tool?